English: An Essential Grammar
Routledge – 2001 – 192 pages
Series: Routledge Essential Grammars
This clear guide to the grammar of modern English will help students read, speak and write English with greater confidence. Ideal for native speakers and learners alike, it begins with the basics, before progressing to more advanced topics.
The Grammar focuses on both British and American usage, also exploring the differences and similarities between the two.
* discussion of common problem areas
* guidance on sentence building and composition
* practical spelling rules
* explanation of grammar terms * appendix of irregular verbs
Gerald Nelson was, until recently, Senior Research Fellow at the Survey of English Usage, University College London. He is now Associate Professor at the Department of English, Hong Kong University.